Government eMarketplace || FOOD SAFETY ON WHEELS
Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has initiated a scheme to provide mobile units for food testing, called “Food Safety on Wheels” to reach out to consumers through as many touch points as possible.
Till date, 155 mobile units have been provided to 33 States/UTs. At present, there are a total of 727 districts and FSSAI intends to provide one FSW per district in the next 2-3 years and around 550 FSWs are likely to be provided in the next 2-3 years.
As per guidelines of Government of India all the government purchases are to be done through GeM portal. FSSAI is also ensuring the procurement of Mobile Food Testing Laboratories through Government-e-Marketplace (GeM) portal. This will provide a huge business opportunity to vendors or fabricators who are already in the related business and can avail this opportunity.
The ‘Microbiology ready mobile food testing laboratory’ is already listed/registered on GeM with the required specifications available on GeM portal: https://mkp.gem.gov.in/mobile-food-testing-laboratory-microbiology-ready-fssai/asind-mobile-food-testing-laboratory-microbiology-ready-fssai/p-5116877-73559837932-cat.html#variant_id=5116877-73559837932 and few suppliers are available on GeM. Concerned firms/ fabricators of such Mobile Food Testing Laboratories are therefore encouraged to get themselves registered on GeM and facilitate the procurement of such mobile food testing units.
Food Safety on Wheels
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